Earlier today, Japanese publisher XSEED Games announced that it would be bringing The Legend of Heroes: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series and Trails of Cold Steel II to the West on PS4 early next year. This release will include special physical editions and, as a first in the franchise, dual audio options.
Players experiencing the Tails of Cold Steel titles will have access to both the original Japanese dialogue, as well as the 5,000+ lines of English dialogue recorded for the titles releases on PC. Those owning the PC edition will receive the Japanese dialogue in a free patch later this year.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel will release in what is called ‘The Decisive Edition’; this edition will include a physical copy of the game, a soundtrack CD, as well as an artbook and a 50 Mira replica coin.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II will release in what is called ‘The Relentless Edition’; this edition will include a physical copy of the game, a soundtrack CD, an artbook, and a replica Ouroboros emblem pin.
Each edition will retail at around $49.99 USD.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series focuses on Rean Schwartz, a soldier in training at Thors Military Academy. Due to increasing political turmoil within their land, Thors Military Academy is experimenting with a new class structure, of which Rean and his comrades are a part of – Class VII does not segregate soldiers based on class as has been tradition in the empire, but is composed of commoner and noble recruits who have demonstrated exceptional skill. Guide Rean through day-to-day life, forging bonds and taking classes ala the Persona series, whilst also exploring the unfolding danger that could threaten all of Erebonia. Use magic and blade to fight your way to the truth!